RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 5-6, 2020)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are six releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DUA LIPA featuring DABABY – “Levitating” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)
Past T40 History: She has scored a pair of #1 singles so far from her most recent album. This cut, now in the top 50, could be next.

MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring YOUNG THUG – “Don’t Stop” (1501 Certified Ent,/300 Ent.)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: In July, the lead performer’s hit “Savage” got as high as #6 at the Top 40 format, her highest chart entry to date.

POP SMOKE – “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
Album: Shoot for the Stars, Aim For The Moon (2020)
Past T40 History: Despite several charting releases at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, the late performer has never ranked here.

SALEM ILESE – “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Her first tune to impact here, which is receiving some early airplay, recently went viral on the video app TikTok.

SHAWN MENDES – “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
Album: Wonder (2020)
Past T40 History: With only two days of airplay, “Wonder” has reached the top 30 at the format, becoming his tenth top 40 single.

WHY DON’T WE – “Fallin'” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The group is going for their fifth top 40 hit here. Their last chart single, “What Am I”, reached #19 in December.

Tell all your friends: “My Ex’s Best Friend” looks to have a good session next Tuesday for Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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